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David Treadwell: Maine State Music Theatre stars will return to shine
The Times Record | June 25, 2021
Maine State Music Theatre Brings Back Sensory-Friendly Performances
Portland Press Herald | June 24, 2021
Maine Public Classical Celebrates its Birthday
Maine Public | June 2021
Maine State Music Theatre to stage its major productions in Westbrook this season
Portland Press Herald | May 17, 2021
Because of pandemic-related uncertainties and Bowdoin College’s schedule, the Brunswick-based theater felt it had to change venues for the shows to go on.
Not all Maine performance venues will return to unmasked indoor shows right away
Bangor Daily News | May 19, 2021
Many Mainers were pleasantly surprised last week to hear Gov. Janet Mills announce that, effective May 24, the majority of Maine’s pandemic restrictions will be lifted.
David Treadwell: MSMT and the Fulton Theatre: A win-win collaboration
The Times Record | April 30, 2021
Maine theaters say the show must go on. But amid COVID-fostered union spats, will it?
Mainebiz | November 11, 2020
In the spring, COVID-19 and resulting public health restrictions forced Maine’s three dozen or so live theaters to go dark. Most still are.
After a brutal 2020, Maine State Music Theatre looks ahead to a new season
“NewCenter Maine | September 1, 2020
“People constantly were saying, ‘We missed you so much’”
MSMT met the moment
The Times Record | July 17, 2020
On April 14, the Maine State Music Theatre announced the sad news: MSMT’s entire summer season would be canceled due to the coronavirus.
After an unprecedented blow, Maine State Music Theatre looks to get back on its feet
NewsCenter Maine | Ma y 13, 2020
Cancelling the 2020 season “is very scary for us”
Anna Kendrick’s Favorite Maine Place
Downeast Magazine | April 2020
“Sometimes I fantasize about leaving LA and living in a little boat off the coast of Maine,” Anna Kendrick writes in her 2016 memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody.
The show can’t go on for some local Maine theaters amidst COVID-19
Newscenter Maine | April 27, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges this year, though, to those beloved theater companies. Amidst COVID-19, a number of venues have had to make the gut-wrenching decision to cancel or postpone their seasons — which, for seasonal locations like Maine State Music Theatre, means their stages won’t undertake the magical transformation of a show until next year.
Maine summer theaters face questions on whether to open
WGME-13 | April 22, 2020
With summer just around the corner, summer theaters in Maine are faced with a difficult question on whether to open.
Maine State Music Theatre Cancels Seasons as Performing Groups Adapt to New Normal
Mainebiz | April 22, 2020
Maine State Music Theatre is now part of a growing chorus of performing arts organizations that have canceled their 2020 seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maine State Music Theatre cancels 2020 season due to coronavirus
WMTW-8 | April 21, 2020
The Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick has canceled its entire 2020 season due to the coronavirus. The theatre has staged performances every summer for 62 years, performing in front of more than 65,000 people each year. The theatre employs 240 people each year, many coming from all over the country just for the summer season.
Maine State Music Theatre Cancels its Season
Portland Press Herald | April 21, 2020
Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick has canceled its performance season, joining a long list of arts organizations in Maine that have scrubbed summer programming because of the coronavirus and placing public safety above financial risk.
Looking ahead, arts groups cancel long-running summer traditions
Portland Press Herald | April 2, 2020
The Bates Dance Festival and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts are among the entities that won’t schedule summer programming this year.
MSMT Hires New Development Director
Portland Press Herald | October 30, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre has hired Amanda Choate to serve as the theater’s year-round development director.
Thrilling Story Hour for Adults
The Times Record | October 7, 2019
To introduce a new, suspenseful story time, this one geared toward adults, Maine State Music Theatre’s Curt Dale Clark read two classics from an author he said was the “undisputed American master of mystery and the macabre” — Edgar Allan Poe.
Performing Below the Stage
Maine State Music Theatre Announces 2020 Season
Broadway World | August 26, 2019
On the heels of a sold-out The Wizard of Oz, Maine State Music Theatre recently announced its 2020 shows.
MSMT Ratchets up Ambitions in its 61st Season
The Times Record | May 24, 2019
Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick celebrated its 60th season last year, but is hardly letting go of its ambitions this year, its 61st.
Maine State Music Theatre Premieres 61st Season with Pirates, Munchkins and more
The Times Record | May 13, 2019
This summer, swing dancers, pirates, New York City matchmakers and munchkins will grace Pickard Theater’s stage — just not all in the same show.
Maine State Music Theatre hires production manager
Lewiston Sun Journal | February 26, 2019
Kyle Coyer has joined MSMT in the newly created year-round position.
At MSMT Building a World out of Lace and Shiny Buttons
Times Record | January 30 , 2019
When Belle walked out on stage for the first time, draped in the swaths of golden fabric and intricate, glittering embroidery that made up her signature gown from Beauty and the Beast, there were gasps and whispers from the audience as they took in the hand made gown that was every little girl’s princess fantasy. This moment is one of costume designer Ryan Moller’s crowning achievements.
What’s Exiting on the Upcoming Maine Theatre Scene
Broadway World | January 6, 2019
It is the winter doldrums here in North Country, but what better way to combat those blues than to take in an entertaining, moving, or inspiring evening at one of Maine’s fine theatre companies?
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